Macalester College records top team GPA; Over 7,500 earn 2021-22 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the second consecutive year, Macalester College (NCAA DIII) posted the top GPA as the NFCA revealed its Easton Top 10 GPAs for its collegiate divisions. Additionally, 7,527 collegiate student-athletes captured Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2021-22 academic year.

Under the guidance of Jody Gabriel, Macalester posted a 3.8507 GPA in the classroom with 19 Scots earning All-America Scholar-Athlete honors.

Jenny Allard’s Harvard University (3.76) squad earned top honors in NCAA Division I. Rockhurst University (Heidi Jordan) bested NCAA Division II with a 3.817 GPA, the second overall GPA. Iowa Wesleyan University (Michael Hampton) posted a 3.733 GPA for tops in NAIA, while Paris Junior College (NJCAA DI), under the direction of Shelby Shelton, led all two-year institutions with a 3.794 GPA. 

The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association’s membership categories. NCAA Division III led the way with 2,227 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for 2021-22. NCAA Division I followed with 2,155 and NCAA Division II with 1,646. Junior Colleges and NAIA came in with 756 and 736 student-athletes respectively, with USCAA member Penn State Brandywine earning seven scholar-athlete nods.

Team GPAs and scholar-athletes are submitted by member head coaches. High School weighted and High School unweighted team GPA winners and scholar-athletes will be announced on Sept. 1.

Individual Scholar-Athletes

NCAA Division I
1. Harvard – 3.760; 2. Illinois State – 3.716; 3. Green Bay – 3.7122.; 4. Hartford – 3.700; 5. IUPUI – 3.695; 6. Central Arkansas – 3.694; t7. DePaul – 3.682; t7. Elon – 3.682; 9. Northern Iowa – 3.680; 10. Dayton – 3.654

NCAA Division II 
1. Rockhurst – 3.817; 2. Adelphi– 3.800; 3. Davenport – 3.789; 4. Mercyhurst – 3.781; 5. Upper Iowa – 3.745; 6. Lees-McRae – 3.738; 7. UT Tyler – 3.735; t8. Ferris State – 3.730; t8. Southern Indiana – 3.730; 10. Post – 3.700

NCAA Division III 
1. Macalester – 3.8507; 2. Middlebury – 3.748; 3. Susquehanna – 3.729; 4. Case Western Reserve – 3.722; 5. Oberlin – 3.720; 6. York – 3.711; t7. Elms – 3.710; t7. Hamline– 3.710; t7. MIT – 3.710; 10. Salve Regina – 3.701

NAIA 
1. Iowa Wesleyan – 3.733; 2. William Woods – 3.7183; 3. Columbia College – 3.615; 4. Briar Cliff – 3.603; 5. Freed-Hardeman – 3.602; 6. Oklahoma Panhandle – 3.590; 7. Indiana Wesleyan – 3.560; 8. Siena Heights – 3.543; 9. Kentucky Christian– 3.550; 10. Southeastern – 3.544

Junior Colleges 
1. Paris Junior College– 3.794; 2. . Iowa Western CC – 3.790; 3. Wallace State CC – 3.710; 4. Des Moines Area CC – 3.7091; 5. Eastern Oklahoma State – 3.709; 6. McLennan CC– 3.690; 7. Miles CC – 3.680; 8. Northwest Florida State – 3.600; 9. Iowa Lakes CC – 3.580; 10. College of Southern Idaho– 3.571